Obama arrives at Ramstein Airforce Base in Germany
Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 00:34
March 29 - U.S. President Barack Obama lands at Ramstein Airforce Base to refuel on his way home from four-nation trip. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
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U.S. President Barack Obama stopped at Ramstein Airforce Base in Germany on his way home after completing a four-nation foreign trip on Saturday.
His diplomatic consultations in The Hague, Brussels and Rome over the past week all resulted in a strong show of unity between the United States and Europe that Russia must face consequences should it move against southern or eastern Ukraine.
But it remains an open question whether the European allies would be able to stomach the kind of crippling sanctions required to significantly undermine Russia's economy since some of their own economies would be jolted as well.
A late-night phone call on Friday between Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin raised the possibility that Moscow might be willing to negotiate a diplomatic outcome.
Obama talked to Putin just after a meeting in Riyadh with Saudi King Abdullah, where the civil war in Syria, another major bone of contention between the United States and Russia, was a main topic of conversation.
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